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Verbatim: Mar. 5, 2007

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“Every time a border-patrol officer is transporting a load of future housekeepers and landscapers to some place to be returned, he’s not looking for drug dealers or drug loads.”

MICHAEL CHERTOFF, Homeland Security Secretary, during his first official visit to Mexico, on the need to create a guest-worker program so U.S. law enforcement can focus on terrorists and other criminals

“If the most important thing to any of you is choosing someone who did not cast that vote or has said his vote was a mistake, then there are others to choose from.”

HILLARY CLINTON, Democratic Senator from New York, comparing her stance on having voted for the Iraq war to that of other 2008 presidential hopefuls

“There is one thing a bishop should say to another bishop: that I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Saviour.”

THE MOST REV. ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, chiding conservative Anglican bishops for openly criticizing the U.S. Episcopal Church’s acceptance of gay clergy and same-sex unions

“Please don’t introduce into the dynamics … the insidious temptation to think that one of my colleagues is trying to get a sound bite.”

ANTHONY KENNEDY, Supreme Court Justice, testifying before Congress against a bill that would require televised court hearings

“I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and John Lennon, but I want to stay alive.”

MADONNA, during a radio interview, on how she wants her art and philanthropy to inspire people

Sources: AP; New York Daily News; Reuters; AP; BBC

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